Once you reach a certain amount of medical expenses per calendar year, the Medicare Safety Net may provide higher rebates meaning you pay less. The Medicare Safety Net threshold for 2019 is $2,133.
To make sure you are eligible for Medicare rebates on IVF fees, you will need to provide a valid referral letter from your GP or specialist gynaecologist/obstetrician at your first visit to one of our clinics. We suggest obtaining a referral letter from your GP; GP referral letters are valid for 12 months whereas a specialist referral is only valid for three months.
Please ensure that your name and your partner’s name (if applicable) are on the referral, this will enable you to claim all the Medicare rebates that you are entitled to.
Your referral letter should be made out to your specific Fertility Specialist or to Monash IVF.
All eligible Australian residents and some categories of visitors to Australia can enrol to access Medicare benefits. If you are unsure about your Medicare eligibility status or want to know more about the Medicare Safety Net, please contact Medicare on 132 011.